Emil grew up in Comstock, Texas, exploring the canyons of the ranch originally acquired by his great-grandfather, John U. Zuberbueler, and grandfather, Emil Zuberbueler, in the late 1800's. Like many who grew up around the rock art, Emil didn't realize until he was older how very unique the art really is. The more he learned, the more he wanted to be involved in the preservation and study of this treasure he and his family are fortunate enough to inherit and protect.
What is a Development Coordinator?
Shumla has grown a lot over the past few years. We've expanded our team, pioneered methodologies of rock art research and preservation, conducted ambitious projects, educated people of all ages and collaborated widely earning our place as a global leader in rock art research and education. We have plans for future growth, greater outreach and the expanded study and preservation of the oldest known "books" in North America.
As a non-profit organization, all our efforts are funded through gifts and grants from supporters and foundations who believe in our mission. "Development" is another word for non-profit fundraising.